M6.1 earthquake hits southeast of the Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia

M6.1 earthquake hits southeast of the Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia

A strong earthquake, registered by the USGS as M6.1, hit southeast of the Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia at 21:04 UTC on August 14, 2022. The agency is reporting a depth of 80 km (49 miles). EMSC is reporting it as M6.2 at a depth of 80 km. This is the second M6+ earthquake of the day.

Shallow M6.4 earthquake hits southeast of the Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia

Shallow M6.4 earthquake hits southeast of the Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.4 hit southeast of the Loyalty Islands at 15:37 UTC on May 26, 2022. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.4 at a depth of 15 km (9 miles). This is the second M6+ earthquake of the day.

Tropical Cyclone “Fili” forms NW of New Caledonia

Tropical Cyclone “Fili” forms NW of New Caledonia

Tropical Cyclone “Fili” formed on Monday, April 4, 2022, NW of New Caledonia as the 5th named storm of the 2021/22 South Pacific cyclone season. Based on the latest forecast track, Fili is expected to pass west of New Caledonia on Wednesday and Thursday. Residents are advised to stay up to date with the latest forecasts and advisories from the local authorities.

Strong M7.0 earthquake hits southeast of the Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia

Strong M7.0 earthquake hits southeast of the Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia

A very strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.0 hit southeast of the Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia at 05:44 UTC on March 31, 2022. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth. The quake…

Severe Tropical Cyclone “Niran” heading toward New Caledonia

Severe Tropical Cyclone “Niran” heading toward New Caledonia

Severe Tropical Cyclone "Niran" (Category 5 on the Australian scale) is tracking ESE at 46 km/h (28 mph) and is forecast to pass very near New Caledonia on Saturday, March 6, 2021. At 11:00 UTC on March 5, Niran had a central pressure of 931 hPa and was…